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Photography Exhibition: Celebrating People and Place

Posted on 19 February 2019

A touring photography exhibition celebrates local people and places.

Photograph of knitting

Local Area Coordination (LAC) is an approach to supporting people as valued citizens in their communities. It enables people to pursue their vision for a good life and to stay safe, strong, connected, healthy and in control. City of York Council (CYC) has appointed seven Local Area Coordinators to work with local residents, with plans to roll the programme out over time. In collaboration with CYC, Professor Neil Lunt of SPSW and Dr Laura Bainbridge have conducted a process, formative and early outcomes evaluation of the LAC initiative to contribute to the evidence base locally, nationally and internationally.

As part of the evaluation, a reportage photographer – Michael A. Wood – was commissioned to ‘walk alongside’ LAC’s in the following areas: Tang Hall, Westfield, Huntington and New Earswick. To showcase the images captured, a free photography exhibition will tour York between February and April 2019 that is designed to celebrate people and place within each locality.

Exhibition dates and venues

25 February – 8 March 2019: West Offices, Station Rise, York

11 March – 22 March: Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, York

25 March – 5 April: Centre@Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York

8 April – 23 April: Acomb Library, Front Street, York